Silhouette Instalift™- A Game Changer for Non-Surgical Facial Contouring
Looking for a natural looking way to redefine facial contours without surgery? Consider the Silhouette Instalift™.
More and more patients prefer to avoid or at least postpone a facelift, or simply are not a candidate for a facelift due to medical reasons. This is a good alternative for those patients. In addition, a facelift although it lifts sagging skin, it does not replace volume in the face.
First let’s discuss what aging really is in order to understand how we can combat it effectively. Aging of the face consists of volume loss and sagging skin. If we want to “naturally” rejuvenate the face we need to address both these issues. The Silhouette Instalift™ is the only non-surgical procedure that addresses both issues.
This Silhouette technology is in a class of its own, it’s not a filler and it’s not your typical thread. It is both, “dual action” means it lifts and volumizes at the same time. It is an advanced micro-suspension technology that uses small (3D) 360 degree cones made from PLLA (also known as “Sculptra”) to simultaneously lift skin and build collagen. The lifting effect is immediate while collagen production is gradual and peaks at about 8-12 weeks.
After the patient’s needs are assessed, and the entry points are marked, a local anesthetic is injected and the sutures are placed. There is very little discomfort during and after the treatment.
Once the sutures are placed, the skin will be repositioned to obtain the desired lifting effect. The ends of the suture are then cut. The number of sutures applied depends on each individual patient’s skin elasticity and condition of the skin. Possible side effects are, as with any procedure that involves needles, bruising and minor pain and swelling. This is an office procedure that takes about 45 minutes and lasts about 18-24 months. The Silhouette Instalift™ was FDA approved in April 2018 for use in the mid-face and was awarded the prestigious 2018 New Beauty Magazine breakthrough award. It has been popular in both South America and Europe for many years.
Why choose Silhouette Instalift™?
- Non-surgical procedure
- Minimally invasive
- Minimal recovery time/no down time
- Immediate lifting effects
- Volumizing in addition to lifting effects due to PLLA collagen stimulation
- Sutures are entirely re-absorbable
- Natural looking